Start Fencing

There are many ways to get started at Oregon Fencing Alliance. The easiest is to call 503-467-9891 or e-mail and we’ll help your child, or you, arrange to join the most appropriate class. You may also sign up your child for a class or summer camp at one of the local schools and park and recreation districts that partner with us. Scroll down to see the latest opportunities. Meanwhile, experienced fencers are more than welcome to come to Portland to participate in one of our elite camps, which are held the week between Christmas and New Year’s, in June prior to Summer Nationals, and in late August, before the school year begins.


Give sabre fencing a try! OFA partners with schools and several park and recreation districts throughout the Portland area to offer year-around classes and weeklong summer Learn to Fence camps. If classes or camps are not convenient or offered in your area, OFA provides individual Learn to Fence packages at our club for beginning fencers of all ages. Email or call 503-467-9891.

The park and recreation districts and schools below host a number of OFA classes and camps in winter, spring and summer. A fall after school class will be available at Hosford Middle School beginning September 30 that is open to the public. Sign up at

There also will be a Thanksgiving vacation week minicamp in Lake Oswego from 9 a.m. to noon Nov. 25-27. Register at

The following park and rec districts and schools hosted camps during the summer of 2019. The summer of 2020 dates and locations have not yet been set.

Conestoga Rec Center
9985 SW 125th Ave Beaverton, Ages 7-12
Before and After Camp care offered by Rec Center.    

For information, call 503-629-6313 or look online
Lake Oswego Rec Center
Bryant Campus at Lakeridge Jr. High, 4700 Jean Road, Lake Oswego. Classes for ages 7-12.
Before and After Camp care offered by Lake Oswego Parks & Rec    
For information, call 503-675-2549 or look online at
Garden Home Rec Center  
SW Garden Home and Oleson Rds. Ages 6-12.
For information, call 503-629-6341 or look online at
Oregon Episcopal School Summer Programs
6300 SW Nicol Rd. 
Before and After Camp care offered and lunch provided 
For information, call 503-768-3145 or look online at

Catlin Gabel School Summer Camps 
8825 SW Barnes Road. 
Extended care offered
For information, call 503-297-1894 or look online at



OFA welcomes adults who are interested in fencing, and we have a strong adult class, including members of U.S. national veteran teams. You’re never too old to try fencing. Sherry Green learned to fence at OFA at age 61 and became the No. 1 ranked women’s sabre fencer in the 60+ age group. She made the world championship national veteran’s team multiple times. You could be next.



OFA also hosts summer and winter camps for all levels, from beginning to elite fencers, who come to us from around the world. Join Head Coach Ed Korfanty and Assistant Coaches Adam Skarbonkiewicz and Ian Farr for intensive training at the advanced level, or join Assistant Coach Anna Atanassov and other staff for skill-level appropriate fun and learning for beginner, youth competitive and junior competitive level fencers.